The 1. FC Köln HYPE Spin Accelerator is the first Sport Tech Accelerator in the Bundesliga and offers innovative companies an intensive 12-week programme. This gives them the opportunity test their ideas and business models in the real world and to get advice from professionals and experts from the worlds of business and sports.
"We are excited to promote the next generation of sport start-ups along with the HYPE Foundation," said FC managing director, Alexander Wehrle. "We will bring our know-how, in order to support the ideas from which we can profit from as a club. That also applies to the entire sporting sector. And we want to learn as much as possible from the creative companies, who are thinking about the future of sport. The fact that we were able to create a SPIN-Accelerator-Programme, in STARTPLATZ Köln with our partners here, is a huge chance for a big sporting city like Köln."